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Stanislas Lepine
French (1835-1892)

Vue de la Seine au Pont Solferino, Circa 1875-79
Oil on canvas, 15 1/4 x 23 1/4
Signed S. Lépine lower left
Replica 18th Century Frame


Georges Petit, Paris
A. Tooth & Sons, Ltd., London
Collection of Mrs. Reginald B. (Gabrielle Warren) Rives, Seacliff, Bellevue Ave., Newport
By descent to her son, Lloyd Michael Rives, Boston


Schmit, Robert & Manuel, Stanislas Lépine 1835-1892: Catalogue Raisonné  de l’oeuvre peint, Paris: Éditions Galerie Schmit, 1993, pg. 42, no. 100 {view pages from the catalogue}


A student of Eugene Boudin and later, Corot, Lepine was a painter of tranquil, intimate works, several of which were included in the famous 1874 exhibition of the Impressionists. The artist was most celebrated for his views of bridges along the Seine, a subject to which he returned throughout his whole life.

This work is an affectionate panoramic record of the familiar, everyday comings and goings along the river that lay at the heart of a city transforming itself into a modern metropolis of wide boulevards, art and culture. Lepine articulates this joyful new era of painting with a sunny palette and lively touches that animate figures, describe trees, and scatter plumes of smoke in the silvery summer light of Paris.

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